Need some help in recording from Kaossilator..

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  1. mint

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    Hey guys, bit random this i know but im lost.

    I have a Kaossilator and iv been wanting to record stuff from it for a long time now and tonight i decided to try it out.

    I have got VirtualDJ installed on the comp and i have an AUX cable running from the Mic slot on the rear of the computer to another set of cables (Red + White) to a single green input cable where im connecting the AUX cable and then to the Kaoss.

    Now, After spending a long time i got it working so that the sounds coming from the kaoss comes out my speakers. Inside VirtualDJ i have got it working so i can record while playing a music track and thats fine. However, when going to playback it sounds like the kaoss is slightly behind the original music track.. And i cant figure it out.

    now connecting the AUX cable to the "line-in" instead still allows me to hear the music coming out of the speakers but it will not allow me to record in VDJ for some reason so im a bit stumped.

    Again - Im a total noob with this but willing to learn. Hope someone can help me out.


  2. mint

    mint Guest

    no one able to help me out? lol
  3. Greener

    Greener Guest

    That 1h:42m must have felt like an eternity. Accept my apologies.

    Firstly, you're connecting the line out of something into the mic port of your computer, no good.

    Secondly, the lag between the music is called latency, your computer sucks. You can fix this by nudging the audio in an audio editing program like Audition.

    Thirdly, the reason you can't record from the line in is because you can't set your computer up properly. You need to select the source for the recording in the program you use to record. The source being your line in port not the mic in.

    Get yourself an interface that comes with something to record with.
    I have an Edirol UA-25, it has ASIO drivers built in which means latency isn't an issue as long as you can bus the data around.
    Also, learn some patience. :p
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    What he is really saying is that toys are toys. You need more than toys. You need some low-level semiprofessional, specifically designed for music recording purpose, equipment & software. Most of the equipment includes a nice limited-edition version of a commercial software program with features that will blow your mind. Latency as you are experiencing is a common problem with all computers. Professional audio devices have been designed to help workaround these confounding dilemmas.

    Otherwise the sound card in your computer is designed to listen to things streamed from the Internet. Record a spoken letter to Grandma. Or, just so you can act stupid while amusing yourself. That fills the bill for most people. But not you. Not us. Get on the wagon. Join all of us professional audio addicts as we stumble around through the equipment menagerie on our way to financial collapse.

    Just wanted to sound encouraging
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  5. mint

    mint Guest

    lmao Greener, i think you need to chill out here matey, If you took time from your sarcastic response you would clearly see that i bumped this thread 13hours 42minutes after the original post, Thats right, the PM does indeed mean.. afternoon ;) But thanks.

    Remy thanks for the advice, Yeah my computer does indeed suck alot. Well, its does what i need it to, Graphics and Web design + Coding and it was just by chance i had my 'toy' sitting next to me and i thought id see if i can plug it in and add some crap sound effects to a song of choice.

    I have been told on another forum to check out some software called "ardour" - Checked it out but not too sure as tbh.. i was pretty confused with Fruit Loops.

    Anyways, I'll give it another bash when i have time.
    Thanks guys.
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